Factsheet 3: Who buys forest data?

We have just produced some factsheets about Carbomap:  what we do, why and the market opportunity.   Feel free to download and share.

Factsheet #1: How do you measure a forests?

Factsheet #2: How do trees make money?

Factsheet #3: Why buys forest data?

who buys forest data

Factsheet 2: How do trees make money?

We have just produced some factsheets about Carbomap:  what we do, why and the market opportunity.   Feel free to download and share.

Factsheet #1: How do you measure a forests?

Factsheet #2: How do trees make money?

Factsheet #3: Why buys forest data?

How do trees make money?

Factsheet 1: How do you measure a forest?

We have just produced some factsheets about Carbomap:  what we do, why and the market opportunity.   Feel free to download and share.

Factsheet #1: How do you measure a forests?

Factsheet #2: How do trees make money?

Factsheet #3: Why buys forest data?

How to measure a forest

Free forest mapping graphics


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Here are some free graphics provided under a creative commons licence.  You are free to use and share, with attribution.  We hope you find them useful for teaching or illustrating some of the features of airborne forest mapping, and aim … Continue reading

What free forest/lidar graphics would you like?

Carbomap has established a bit of a reputation over the years for its stylish and clear graphics that convey some of the aspects of remote sensing of forests.   So we thought it would be a good idea to make these available to educators or professionals, with a view to helping communicate more widely the importance of using remote sensing for forest mapping.     Please subscribe to the blog, follow us on twitter @carbomap, like us on Facebook, follow us on LinkedIn, or email us at info@carbomap.com, so that we can let you know as soon as they are available.

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In the meantime, please let us know (by “commenting” here or tweeting or emailing) which topics you would like to see conveyed in stylish graphical form (must be a forest-remote sensing link) and we will add them to the “wish list”


Who would like a LiDAR MOOC?

Would you like to see an online distance learning course for LiDAR?

services squareCarbomap and Iain Woodhouse (The University of Edinburgh) are considering doing a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on airborne laser scanning (lidar remote sensing).  It would cover forest mapping, topographic mapping and bathymetry.  It would be created within the University of Edinburgh, but would tap into the technical expertise and insider knowledge of the Carbomap technical team (who not only know lidar, but also created our 3D Christmas card this year), and the visual-learning skills of Prof Woodhouse (who created intro2radar, the animated learning tool for imaging radar).

The key question is “Is there a demand?”  Vote below and encourage us to do it!!

Why living forests have economic value… in 90 seconds.

Carbomap CEO Iain Woodhouse and his son Sandy have created a little educational video to explain, in simple terms, the economics of the biosphere.

There are many topics for discussion that you might pick up on in this video, but the key question it raises is the question of who has responsibility to do something about the “big machine”.  Whether that is through regulation, fines, taxation, or trading… well, that is the tricky bit.  But one way or another, we will all pay for it in the end if we don’t do something about it now.

Supporting creative solutions to deforestation

Carbomap CEO Iain Woodhouse considers support for worldwide forest conservation as a fundamental part of the ethos of the company. Iain’s personal commitment is expressed through his support for the REDD Horizon project at the University of Edinburgh. While the main focus of this project is capacity development in remote sensing skills within less developed countries, it also supports developing capacity in creative thinking.   You can read about a recent workshop at the REDD Horizon Art Blog, or listen to Iain talk about this project on a radio broadcast from Malawi at Iain’s Forestplanet blog.

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Carbomap is Hiring

Carbomap is looking for more lidar software developers

To Apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter, detailing how you meet the essential criteria on the job description and salary expectation, to info@carbomap.com , by the 10th July 2013.  We will consider applicants beyond this date only if the position remains filled.

Job Description

Carbomap is an ambitious new spin-out company from the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences.  We aim to contribute to managing and conserving the world’s forest resources by providing state-of-the-art remote sensing to accurately measure and map forest ecosystem services.

The pioneering approach that we are leading is based on our Multi Spectral Canopy LiDAR  (MSCL) that operates at four wavelengths, as opposed to the existing commercially available single wavelength LiDAR systems. This is a fast growing area of interest and as such it we expect to see huge opportunities for the company and its employees.

As part of our growth plans, Carbomap is hiring two Software Developers to work in our Edinburgh office.

We are looking for ambitious software engineers with a track record of delivering high quality code at the frontier of LiDAR data analysis. As a member of our young company you must also be a great representative for the company in general, able to project our values and technical expertise.

As a Software Developer you will develop the algorithms and operational software that would produce commercially viable forest map products.

Desired Skills & Experience

Professional attributes

  • Minimum 3 years industrial or research level expertise in LiDAR data processing (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrable capacity to model LiDAR point clouds.
  • Experience of managing software projects to deadlines and successful delivery of results to end-users.
  • Demonstrable track record of high achievement.

Why do you want to work with us?

  • Earning potential – We offer a competitive salary.
  • Career development – We’re a fast growing company with plenty of opportunities for new employees.
  • Long-term prospects – We are in one of the few growth markets.
  • Great experience – You will gain exposure to some of the UK’s largest companies and work with a first class team
  • Location – Edinburgh is home to the highest concentration of forest ecosystem science and business innovation in the world. With 2 universities, 3 NGOs, 3 Government research institutes and 5 businesses (including Ecometrica, Global Surface Intelligence and LTS International) within the city limits. This forms a critical mass of people and opportunities that drives an innovation ecosystem focused on forest ecosystems.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

** No agencies please **

Company Description

We are an ambitious new environmental survey company with over four years of world-class research in the development of a multispectral canopy lidar, a revolutionary forest mapping approach designed to fill a gap in airborne forest survey requirements. We are building a company providing unique forest products to investors, companies and national agencies. In so doing, we will contribute to the sustainable management of the world’s forest resource.

Additional Information


March 11, 2013




Not Applicable


Software Developer


Information Technology and Services


Salary + share option allocation